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SwallowtailInvite Butterflies to Your Yard!

Butterflies will delight you with their brilliant colors and delicate movements. It's easy to attract butterflies. Give them what they desire: sunshine, flowers, water and a place to rear their young. 
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No EAB logoEmerald Ash Borer Awareness 

The following articles will help you become more aware of emerald ash borer, a major threat to ash trees in North Dakota: Overview and Background; Signs and Symptoms; EAB and Firewood; Financial Impact and the Value of TreesLet's Diversify Our Tree Plantings;EAB and Insecticides. 

Herbicide injury to lindenHerbicide Injury

Many gardeners recently sprayed their lawns to kill weeds. The weeds died, but in some cases there was collateral damage. Leaves of trees and garden plants are curling, cupping and twisting. For more information: Herbicide Injury to Trees; Twisted Tomatoes and Taters; Toxic Manure.

Featured Publications and Videos

ConeflowerAnnual and Perennial Flowers for ND

This updated publication provides suggestions of flowers for shade and sun, as well as dry and moist sites. It describes tall and low growing plants, and plants suited for massing, naturalizing and fragrance.
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Planting a treePlanting Trees in North Dakota

When planted properly, trees can live far beyond our lifetimes, providing shade and beauty. If planted incorrectly, trees become a liability or die prematurely. This publication describes types of tree stock, timing considerations, planting methods and post-planting care.
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Blue grapesGrowing Grapes in North Dakota

This publication guides home gardeners through the process of choosing an optimal site for planting, selecting hardy cultivars, and training and pruning the vines. In addition, his guide provides information on managing disease and insects that are common to North Dakota.
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apples on treeTree Fruits Culture and Cultivars

Growing your own fruit can be fascinating and fun. Many types of fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum and cherry, can grow in North Dakota. This publication describes provides an overview of cultural practices and describes cultivars recommended for North Dakota.
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